Courts & Cases

J. Matthew Dudley speaks to the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on June 4 after being installed as president of the organization. Dudley aims to continue growing the diversity within ITLA and highlights the gains made in its women’s and minority caucuses. – Zoom screenshot courtesy of ITLA

New ITLA president charts course for term

Initially, I want to express how honored I am to have the privilege of serving as president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Our organization has a long history of protecting the legal rights of those individuals and families who have been harmed by negligent conduct.

Lawsuit against White Sox ruled in play

A man injured by a foul ball at a Chicago White Sox game got the go-ahead to pursue a lawsuit against the team.

Pritzker signs redistricting plans for state legislative, appellate court districts

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a pair of bills Friday that redraw state legislative and appellate court districts, despite the fact that official U.S Census data needed to ensure equal representation has not yet been delivered.

Trial Notebook


Judges disagree on anticommandeering doctrine

An attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act generated 300 pages of dueling opinions during en banc review by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, including a debate between Judges James L. Dennis and Stuart Kyle Duncan about whether ICWA imposes obligations on state agencies and courts that violate the 10th Amendment’s anticommandeering doctrine.

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